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Gore WearC5 GORE-TEX Shakedry 1985 Insulated Jacket - Men's

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Item # GWR004X

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Item # GWR004X

C5 Gore-Tex Shakedry 1985 Insulated Jacket

Don't fret riding in the impending cooler and wetter season and instead get the C5 Gore-Tex Shakedry 1985 Insulated Jacket from Gore Wear. Featuring its revolutionary, waterproof GORE-TEX SHAKEDRY material with a lining of warm insulation, you'll stay warm and dry during the worst conditions. It's an incredibly lightweight jacket that blocks the wind too, so instead of checking the weather report, you can get out and focus on training instead.

Gore creates this jacket by using its industry lauded 1985 Shakedry jacket and adding Polartec Alpha insulation so it packs protection from both the cold and the rain while out riding. As a GORE-TEX Active product with SHAKEDRY Technology, it keeps the weight extremely low as it doesn't rely on a face fabric to maintain waterproof performance. Losing some grams isn't the only benefit of ridding the face fabric, it also increases its breathability so you're less likely to overheat or get too sweaty during some intensity due to the vapor transport as well as reducing the chilling effect that can result from a wetted out face fabric and the garment weight does not increase when riding during heavy rain.

As we mentioned above, what separates this Shakedry from the standard version is its addition of Polartec Alpha insulation, renowned for its warmth to weight ratio and its ability to retain body heat. This gives the jacket a little more versatility in cooler temps without having to add additional layers. Protected by the beloved Shakedry fabric that simply beads water and virtually eliminates it from soaking in, it gets its name as a few quick shakes of the jacket render the surface dry. It's also important to note that the repellency is permanent. No reproofing is required for the life of the jacket.

  • An insulated GORE-TEX Active jacket with SHAKEDRY Technology
  • Polartec Alpha insulation protects against the cold
  • SHAKEDRY surface beads water on the surface
  • Adjustable collar with hoof-and-loop offers an optimum fit
  • Back zipped stow pocket for stowing and carrying gear
  • Elastic cuffs at the sleeve and partially elastic hem keeps elements out
  • 2-way front zip dups heat
  • Reflective logo and print adds visibility

Tech Specs
Material[membrane] GORE-TEX Active with SHAKEDRY, [shell] 100% nylon, [lining] 100% polyester
Reflectiveprint, logo
Recommended Usecommuting, gravel, road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty6 months

Gore Wear

Men's Apparel

32.75 - 34.75in

(83 - 88cm)

35 - 37in

(89 - 94cm)

37.5 - 39.5in

(95 - 100cm)

39.75 - 41.75in

(101 - 106cm)

42 - 44in

(107 - 112cm)

Arm Length

29.75 - 30.75in

(76.5 - 78cm)

31 - 31.75in

(79 - 80.5cm)

32 - 32.75in

(81.5 - 83cm)

33 - 33.75in

(84 - 85.5cm)

34 - 34.75in

(86.5 - 88cm)


28.75 - 30.75in

(73 - 78cm)

31 - 33in

(79 - 84cm)

33.5 - 35.5in

(85 - 90cm)

35.75 - 37.75in

(91 - 96cm)

38 - 40in

(97 - 102cm)


33.5 - 35.5in

(85 - 90cm)

35.75 - 37.75in

(91 - 96cm)

38 - 40in

(97 - 102cm)

40.5 - 42.5in

(103 - 108cm)

43 - 45in

(109 - 114cm)


30.75 - 31.25in

(78 - 79cm)

31.5 - 32in

(80 - 81cm)

32.5 - 32.75in

(82 - 83cm)

33 - 33.5in

(84 - 85cm)

34 - 34.25in

(86 - 87cm)

How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Arm Length:
Measure from the center of your back to your wrist with arms held out.
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 3


I returned this product before using it
Runs small
Size Bought
5` 10"
190 lbs

runs way small - i ordered xl not even close to a large

>Rating: 4

Amazing warmth to weight ratio

I've used it several times
True to size
Size Bought
185 lbs

This jacket is very warm without adding bulk. It seems thin out of the box, but I encourage you to give it a try. Winter riding in the 30’s is easy with a single long sleeve base layer. All is not perfect though. The zipper is a bit flimsy feeling for the price point, and the rear pocket is pretty tight. I’m 6 foot, 185, with broad shoulders and find XL to be a bit loose loose around the mid section, but fine in the shoulders. I sized up for layering. Given the other reviews here, not sure how to call the size(snug true?), except to say try it on.

>Rating: 2

This Jacket Runs WAYYYY Small!

I returned this product before using it
Runs small
Size Bought
6` 1"
210 lbs

My husband consistently wears a XXL in Gore jackets, but he could barely get this one around his shoulders and wasn't even close to being able to zip it up. Would consider exchanging for a larger size, because he otherwise loved the thing, but no larger size exists.

>Rating: 2

C5 Shakedry cut too small.

I returned this product before using it
Runs small
Size Bought
5` 8"
180 lbs

This looks like a nice jacket and looks like it would work out very well for how it is described. However, It is cut way too small. It is a C5 which is probably more for thin racers. I bought an XL. I have other Gore Bike Wear XL jackets which are C3. They fit fine in an XL and even have room for layering. This C3 XL would barely go over my shoulders. I could barely get my hands through the bottom of the sleeves. The zipper was almost 3" from closing. I was going to exchange for a XXL but I had doubts as to whether it would be large enough.

>Rating: 3


I returned this product before using it

I bought this based on the great description and that it was insulated. The 'insulation" in it is less than a very light flannel shirt. It might be good down to 60 degrees or so. Insulated to me meand good down to at least 30 degrees. I would not call this insulated by any reasonable standard. This is really more of a waterproof shell. Not what I expected all so I am returning it. Gore seems to have the shell down with a good concept, but they need to call this lightly lined instead of insulated. I honestly thought they sent me the wrong jacket when I received it. I was expecting something like the Arcteryx Atom which has real insulation and is good down to 25 degrees or so. Buy this as a shell instead, and buy the shell version which is a lot less expensive. Lack of insulation aside, the shell part of the jacket seems right on target with the description though I never put that part to much of a test.

Should have given it a try. I ride the none insulated version layered with a long sleeve Gabba and that takes me down to some very cold temperatures in the PNW... where it’s always raining. I would imagine just a tiny bit of insulation and the wind blocking the shakedry offers you would have one toasty jacket.

Seconding Jeffrey's comment above. I've been riding in 0C/32F with a baselayer + long-sleeve jersey + this jacket for two hours and didn't feel cold at the end! Also do note that shakedry material can easily get scratched/damaged---it's not the most durable material in the world!